Working Papers


  • 12-February-2015

    English

    OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers

    OECD Corporate Governance Working Papers provide analysis and information on national and international corporate governance issues and developments, including state ownership and privatisation policies.

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  • 30-September-2014

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    Corporate Governance Enforcement in the Middle East and North Africa: Evidence and Priorities

    This paper examines key developments in public and private corporate governance enforcement in the Middle East and North Africa region, highlighting the growing level of public enforcement as expertise within the securities regulators grows and providing policy recommendations on specific aspects of governance frameworks.

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  • 23-juillet-2014

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    Documents de travail de l'OCDE sur l’investissement international

    La série des documents de travail sur l’investissement international, qui portent notamment sur les politiques et tendances ainsi que sur les implications plus larges de l’activité des entreprises multinationales, est destinée à mettre à la disposition d’un large lectorat un certain nombre d’études

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  • 23-July-2014

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    State-Invested Enterprises in the Global Marketplace: Implications for a Level Playing Field

    State-owned and other state-invested enterprises (SIEs) have become more prominent in the global economy over the last decade. This paper compares the difference between SIEs and non-SIEs in five sectors: air transportation, electricity, mining, oil & gas and telecommunication.

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  • 23-July-2014

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    Investment Treaties and Shareholder Claims for Reflective Loss: Insights from Advanced Systems of Corporate Law, International Investment Working Paper 2014/2

    This paper examines shareholder claims for reflective loss under investment treaties in light of comparative analysis of advanced systems of corporate law; considers the impact of allowing shareholder claims for reflective loss on key characteristics of the business corporation; and explores possible responses by different categories of investors to the availability of shareholder claims for reflective loss under investment treaties.

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  • 23-July-2014

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    Investment Treaty Law, Sustainable Development and Responsible Business Conduct: A Fact Finding Survey, International Investment Working Paper 2014/1

    Investment treaties are often thought to be silent on investors’ responsibilities to host societies and on their contributions to sustainable development. This paper establishes a factual and statistical basis for understanding the relationship between investment treaty law and governments’ ability to advance the sustainable development agenda and promote responsible business conduct.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Institutional Investors as Owners: Who are they and what do they do?

    This paper provides a framework for analysing ownership engagement by institutional investors. It argues that the general term “institutional investor” in itself doesn’t say very much about the quality or degree of ownership engagement. It is therefore an evasive “shorthand” for policy discussions about ownership engagement.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Colombian SOEs: A Review Against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-owned Enterprises

    This report evaluates the corporate governance practices of Colombian SOEs against the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. The assessment was prepared based on information provided by the Colombian authorities, an analysis of the available literature and interviews with authorities, consultants, academics, and company as well as stakeholder representatives.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Investment treaties as corporate law: Shareholder claims and issues of consistency, International Investment Working Paper 2013/3

    Many investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) claims are by shareholders for so-called "reflective loss" incurred as a result of injury to “their” company. This paper (i) compares the wide acceptance of such claims in ISDS with their general prohibition in advanced systems of national corporate law; and (ii) analyses policy issues raised by such claims (e.g., risk of double recovery, high legal costs, injury to creditors, etc.).

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  • 12-July-2013

    English

    Making stock markets work to support economic growth

    This study provides critical observations on the state of key global equity markets as recent developments have put into question their efficiency and effectiveness in facilitating capital formation. It covers the top 26 initial public offering (IPO) producing nations, with a particular focus on stock markets in the United States.

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